Hotel Review: Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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While in Seattle this summer, I opted to try out the Fairmont Olympic Seattle, after having stayed at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport, as I was looking for something more in downtown Seattle. The Fairmont is a classic hotel located in the hear of downtown on University St. between 4th and 5th Ave. The property has recently been renovated, including all 450 of the hotel guest rooms and suites.

This property is part of the Fine Hotels and Resorts program for those holding the American Express Platinum Card or the The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN.

I was pleased to learn that I had been upgraded upon check-in to a Deluxe Executive Suite, for booking through Fine Hotels and Resorts. It does appear that the hotel has many suites, so upgrades can be expected here.

a sign in front of a building

Benefits of booking with Fine Hotels and Resorts include:

  • Noon check-in, when available
  • Room upgrade upon arrival, when available.
  • Daily breakfast for two people
  • In-room Wi-Fi
  • Guaranteed 4:00pm late check-out
  • Additional special amenity: $100 Food and Beverage Credit to be used during your stay

a building with flags in front of it

Fairmont Olympic Hotel

a room with a large rug and chairs

Fairmont Olympic Hotel

a lobby with a reception desk and a chair

Fairmont Olympic Hotel Reception Area

a large room with a large chandelier and chairs

Fairmont Olympic Hotel Lobby

a room with a couch and a painting on the wall

Deluxe Executive Suite Living Room

a bed with a book and a book on it

Deluxe Executive Suite Bedroom with a king sized bed

a bathroom with a marble countertop and a mirror

Deluxe Executive Suite bathrooma group of small bottles of shampoo

Signature Fairmont Le Labo bath amenities

a group of treadmills in a gym
Hotel gym, complimentary for guest usea room with exercise bikes and a glass shelf

Hotel gyma pool with people in it

Indoor swimming pool

a indoor hot tub with stairs and a railing

Indoor whirlpool

a patio with chairs and a table

Outdoor seating area outside of the pool area

Bottom Line

The Fairmont Olympic Seattle is an iconic property in Seattle, which was built back in 1924. The property still has its classic charm which can be seen throughout especially in the lobby.

The guest room renovation was one that was much needed, though the bathrooms didn’t seem to be part of it, as they appeared that they could use some work.

I was appreciative of the complimentary upgrade to one of the hotel’s Deluxe Executive Suite. For the $100 food and beverage credit, we decided to grab some drinks at the Terrace Lounge located off the lobby.

One cool feature the hotel offers is a complimentary BMW house car, which will drive you and drop you off anywhere in the downtown area, though it is on a first come, first serve basis.

Has anyone stayed at the Fairmont Olympic Seattle before? Feel free to share your thoughts below!

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